Monday, February 2, 2015

Burma - Sanwin Makin

Another dessert recipe, this time from Burma. Burma has had a new flag and name since 2010 and is now officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. I'm still calling it Burma for this because it was in my original list of countries as Burma.

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz butter

 Toast the semolina in a pan on a medium heat until it's golden brown. It smells so good as it toasts.

 Mix the eggs, coconut milk, brown sugar and salt together then stir it into the semolina. It's all lumpy but don't worry. Add the butter and continue to stir as it melts.

 You should have a lovely smooth mixture now.

 Pour into a greased oven pan and bake at 190C for about 30 minutes.

I felt suspicious that this was going to be one of those recipes that don't work out for me. Things that are meant to firm up and set usually don't. It did work though and it tipped easily out of the oven pan onto the counter. Cut it into squares and eat while it's still warm.

Raisins are often added to this recipe but I left them out so Leigh and Erin would try it. Everyone ate some but no-one was very keen. Erin declared she didn't really like it after her second square. Haha. When it was still warm it was firm-ish but still very moist in the middle. The edges were slightly crispy which was nice and the taste wasn't unpleasant. I honestly don't really know what to say about this one. Ok but not great. That'll have to do. :D

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